Posts Tagged ‘Foot Drop’


It’s one thing to say you’re 40,

but BEING in your 40’s is totally different!

At least it is,

in my mind.

Last year at this time, 

I was just trying to keep my head above water.

This year,

Shug is healthy,

we’re happy,

and all is as well as it could be.

I’m blessed to be able to see 41.

It’s just a number……

2001-honda-cbr-929rr-812001-honda-cbr-929rr-4Shug sold his baby last night.

A 2001 Honda CBR 929RR.

He will be rehabbing his knee and foot

for at least six more months.

And with all the reconstruction in his left knee & foot.

It would be crazy to continue to ride a sportbike.

He’s going to get an “old school” car to fill the void.

And as much as I hated her,

it kind of hurt to see someone else driving her.


Shug had his dressing changed yesterday.

He has six incisions.

His tendon transfer was definitely successful.

His foot is standing tall,

in a normal position.


He goes back next Monday to have his stitches removed.

He’ll be in walking boot for a while.

On Thursday he resumes physical therapy for his knee.

Not certain when he’ll start rehabbing his foot.

A lot of that therapy will be training his brain to move his foot.

His doctor said it will take a while to train his brain to move his foot.

He told him that he will get frustrated and question why he did the surgery.

But in the end he will be able to train his brain to move his foot.

I’m doing better today.

My period started early Saturday morning.

Shug and I talked about the lack of PMDD symptoms.

I told him that I want to see my doctor to have blood-work done.

Of course, he wants me to leave it alone.

So I will for now,

especially since the PMDD showed up.


We were eating lunch at Red Robin.

Uncontrollable emotions.

I started crying at the table.

Still don’t know why,

but we left quickly after that.

Went home and took half of the little blue pill.

Took one Sunday too.

I should have taken one yesterday,

but I didn’t.

So yeah,

no question about it.

PMDD is around when I’m menstrual and post-menstrual.

Now that I know that,

watch it change up again.

Oh what a lovely ride……

Our life is a soap opera

Posted: November 3, 2008 in Family
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Maybe if I don’t type it, it won’t be real……..

One could only wish it was that easy!

Shug had surgery on Friday.  They were able to successfully reconstruct his knee. His Peroneal Nerve was completely severed. He can wiggle his toes, and point his toes down, but he’s not able to pull his foot forward.  He has Foot Drop.  This is probably permanent damage as they were not able to repair the severed nerve.  In about six months, he’ll have a tendon surgery on his left foot.  This surgery should allow him to regain some function and control in his foot. 

He was released from the hospital on Saturday.  We have moved in with my parents.  They are retired and can take care of him during the day.  They took him to have his dressing changed this morning and to his first rehab session.  He’s been up and down emotionally, but he told me last night that he’s ready to fight.  He is in good spirits today and for that I’m thankful.

How am I? Oh, I’m a fucking wreck! I’m already a worrier and now I really have something to worry about.  Our pot is overflowing and I’m prayerful that most if not all of our “Seasoning” is done for the year. Somehow, I get the feeling that we have more drama and intrigue left before this year ends.  We’ll see.  We’re battered, but we’re still standing!